Milton Academy - Review #6
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2005-2006|
|Sports and Activities:||Student Activities Association Co-Head Girl's Track Team - All League 4X100 Study Abroad - Spain and France Dance Club Dance Concert participant and Choreographer Step Team Co-Founder Transition Program Counselor Onyx Association Member Chamber Orchestra Basketball Field Hockey|
|College Enrolled:||University of Pennsylvania|
|Home Town, State:||Milton, MA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Milton is a place where everyone takes an active role in cultivating students, in academics, athletics, art, and as a citizen of the world. There is a deep sense of community and the teachers take a holistic experience in really fostering a safe community where it is not only acceptable but expected that students take an active role in their own learning but in their classmates' as well.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I feel that Milton had a HUGE influence on who I became. It cultivated me to think critically, have a passion for learning, and to ask questions constantly. It made me well rounded, from athletics, to arts, to education and I could have honestly not have had a better experience.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would say expect to be nervous, as that is a normal part of change. Reach out to people if you need help, and use your teachers as resources as much as possible.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I love the sense of community Milton has. I literally sobbed uncontrollably at Milton, because I never thought I could have an experience like that again. It captivates everything a high school experience could be, and more.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The student center is amazing! You'll definitely be there a lot, and the new science center looks unreal!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that everyone else was there to learn, to glean the most information from their peers and teachers. I felt that there was diversity in the classroom for the most part (though probably not as much as in a public school, but that is to be expected), and I was not afraid to voice opinions in class. The classes are naturally competitive: some of the brightest students go to Milton. That being said, it was not cutthroat in any way and the competitiveness brought everyone to a higher academic standard.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the athletics program. As someone who played field hockey, track, basketball and danced, I was very active in the athletic community. The sense of being one with a team was amazing, and the coaches pushed every player to be their best. The facilities are one of a kind, better than some colleges! Having access to top trainers and training facilities was a huge asset.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the music program, and one of the highlights was that every other year the Chamber Orchestra and Singers took a tour ! Being able to go to Italy and Hawaii and play for people who enjoyed and embraced us, while simultaneously absorbing different cultures is a unique and cherished experience.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was not in a dorm, but had many friends who were, and I feel it really fostered a sense of community between the students in the dorm and other boarders. I always felt welcome to have dinner in a dorm, or even sleep over and loved that aspect.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I loved the food at Milton, and especially loved that after sports I could go and have dinner there! Milton definitely was on par with college cafeterias in terms of diversity of the meals. There was always a salad bar, an ice cream machine , in addition to hot food as well.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I love Milton. It is a quiet town, but close to Boston, which is a plus. It is immaculate in terms of cleanliness, and is a beautiful place all in all.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
As a student of Milton for 10 years, I felt I had deep connections with my peers. I grew up in Milton, and some of my best memories were getting ready for dances with my friends, going to Milton/Nobles day, or doing any range of activities on the weekends. As a Co-Head of Student Activities, I felt our committee worked hard to have great activities to foster a sense of community on the weekends.
|8:00 AM||arrive at school|
|3:00 PM||meetings: clubs, etc|
|3:45 PM||practice for sports or dance|
|10:00 AM||sports game/dance practce|
|5:00 AM||hang with friends|
|7:00 PM||set up for an activity at Milton|
|8:00 PM||activity at Milton! typically til 11|
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Claremont McKenna College Milton is unique primarily due to the major emphasis on discussion in many classes through the harkness table method. This is prevalent in English and history classes. The organization of the student center allows for. . .
- Columbia University Despite its rigorous education, Milton has a very supportive community. The institution offers a lot of resources for students who need help relating to either personal or academic needs. Students at Milton truly want to. . .
- University of Chicago Milton Academy is a pretty racially diverse school. We don't really have social hierarchies. Our location is very convenient, and our grass is always green and healthy.. . .
Families who live outside the United States and who are not American citizens or Permanent Residents have to deal with a couple of additional steps when thinking of sending their children to an American boarding school.
Determining which programs are 'must haves' is an important part of choosing the right boarding school for your child.
Are you wondering whether boarding school is right for your child? Answer these five questions and you will be better able to determine whether it is.